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Byrne, Anne and Deirdre O'Mahony
2012
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Journal Of Family Issues
Family and Community: (Re)Telling Our Own Story
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Arensberg and Kimball family community rural narrative art storytelling
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In this article, the authors explore the consequences of an American 1930s classic anthropological study for a contemporary rural community in the west of Ireland. The contribution of family, kin, and community relations to sustaining a rural way of life was the primary focus of Arensberg and Kimball's study of Irish farm families published as Family and Community in Ireland. Through the frame of a collaborative community research project with an artist, sociologist, and the descendents of the families written about, we present an account of a research project based on Kimball's 1930s field diary that provided an opportunity for community members to tell their own story of family and community in the 21st century. Deploying a narrative inquiry approach, the power of local stories to interrupt dominant narratives of family and community is explored.
DOI 10.1177/0192513X11421121
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